Research Examines Brain Inflammation And Traumatic Brain Injury

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

For Wisconsin residents who have incurred a traumatic brain injury, there might be certain assumptions as what it can lead to. Research is trying to get a firmer grasp on TBIs and their symptoms. One particular study suggests that long-term inflammation is a bigger culprit than other diagnoses.

The authors of the study believe that the issues that victims suffer from in the aftermath can be addressed by concentrating on more common problems after the injury. This research implies that those who have had a mild TBI or have endured concussive impacts on a repeated basis should receive treatment to avoid long-term damage with brain inflammation taken more seriously.

Research into brain injuries included participants who have played dangerous sports such as professional football. It shows that this inflammation of the brain after only one moderate incident in which there was a blow to the head caused persistent brain inflammation. If the TBI is mild and repetitive, it can cause cognitive issues later on. The brain inflammation has been found to continue for extended periods lasting months or years in those who have had a TBI. The researchers believe that this inflammation is treatable. New drugs and supervised exercises might be effective. One of the study’s authors states that repetitive lower-level injuries can injure a person in the same way as one moderate or severe incident causing TBI.

Although traumatic brain injuries are often associated with football and other contact sports, motor vehicle accidents are the cause of many of these injuries. A person who has suffered a brain trauma as a result of a car collision that was caused by the negligence of another motorist may find the assistance of a personal injury attorney helpful when seeking compensation from the at-fault driver.